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Play Analysis

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2 hours 20 minutes

(average of 20 minutes per Subtopic)

Examines the critical elements of play analysis and evaluation, including play controls for structural styles and depositional systems as well as the elements of reservoir, source, seal, trap maturation and migration, and economic considerations. Discusses the data requirements of play analysis and the planning and evolution of the play summary. Presents various examples and case studies from both frontier and developed basins.

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Total Number of Subtopics: 7
  • expand/collapse Play Analysis Introduction
    • Definitions and Objectives
  • expand/collapse Play Elements
    • Play Elements Overview
    • Source
    • Maturation
    • Reservoir
    • Migration
    • Seal and Trap
    • Unconventional Plays
    • Exercise No. 1 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 2 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 3 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 4 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 5 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 6 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 7 (Solution)
  • expand/collapse Play Controls
    • Introduction
    • Basin Classifications
    • Structural Styles
    • Depositional Systems: Overview
    • Clastic Depositional Systems
    • Carbonate Depositional Systems
    • Evaporite Depositional Systems
    • Exercise No. 1 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 2 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 3 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 4 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 5 (Solution)
  • expand/collapse Play Analysis Methods
    • Introduction
    • Sources of Information
    • Play Summary Development
    • Play Summary Presentation
    • Exercise No. 1 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 2 (Solution)
  • expand/collapse Risk Analysis
    • Overview
    • Conventional Play Example
    • Unconventional Play Example
  • expand/collapse Play Analysis Case Histories
    • Sudan Rift Basin
    • Lower Indus Basin
    • Marib Basin, Yemen
    • Eolian Stratigraphic Traps, San Juan Basin, USA
    • Deep Basin Gas Trap, Western Canada
    • Coalbed Methane, San Juan Basin, New Mexico
    • Shale Gas: Barnett Shale, Texas
  • expand/collapse Play Analysis: References and Additional Information
    • References
    • Additional Reading
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